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by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 56
Views: 1651

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Equally, it's not only expensive wines that are capable of aging very gracefully. I'm born in 1989, and I wish my parents had bought a pallet of 1989 Joguet Chinon (or even Olga Raffault). That would have cost next to nothing. And I think there are comparable bargains to be had today. For my daught...
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 56
Views: 1651

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Both my husband and I have difficult, though not impossible, birth years, mine being the harder of the two. Finding a bottle is nice novelty, but not an active pursuit. ha. My year is legitimately the worst of the 20th century. 1956. Only some Tokay decent. My kids did well and have cases of birth ...
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 G.Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: TN: 2002 G.Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière

It’s amazing how so many of us always find these red burgs in need of more time and critics would have had them finished a decade or two sooner.
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 56
Views: 1651

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Both my husband and I have difficult, though not impossible, birth years, mine being the harder of the two. Finding a bottle is nice novelty, but not an active pursuit. ha. My year is legitimately the worst of the 20th century. 1956. Only some Tokay decent. My kids did well and have cases of birth ...
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A bunch of mostly Burgundy TNs (somewhat long and boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: A bunch of mostly Burgundy TNs (somewhat long and boring)

very honest and helpful notes.
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: TN: 1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I bought 3 cases of that wine on release and the couple bottles I had were so Bretty I got rid of them. Seems like some are mindbending and some undrinkable.
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mangalitsa boneless strip loin
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Mangalitsa boneless strip loin

absolutely delicious prepared exactly as they recommended.
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cooked about 5 minutes less than recommended. Made great sandwiches today—the little that was left.
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: TN: 2004 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I’ve passed my apogee so I better start cracking ‘04, agree they are great. Super note.
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I’ve still just made the one purchase but have come close on a couple others. Waiting on Duplessis. Got the shakes and withdrawal. Get some of those 09 Cristal mags $395 Doc! [wink.gif] nah. This is what I bought instead, to add to my wood bowl collection: CCF5C034-11B1-473A-9303-153D20EA1390.jpeg ...
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote: January 16th, 2021, 2:25 pm Other than a few bottles of cheap whites for cooking, I had not purchased any since August 3, so the three scattered six-packs yesterday count as an appetizer for the B-Day entree.
August 3?! You are my hero! What willpower. I can only dream.
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I’ve still just made the one purchase but have come close on a couple others. Waiting on Duplessis. Got the shakes and withdrawal.
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 61
Views: 1774

Re: best pairings

chili and La Tâche
by alan weinberg
January 16th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best pairings
Replies: 61
Views: 1774

Re: best pairings

white burgundy and potato chips.
by alan weinberg
January 15th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pox Roulette and Loose the Moose
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: TN: Pox Roulette and Loose the Moose

nice!
by alan weinberg
January 14th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

Hahaha. You just couldn’t wait. But a Buzz 91 means it’s not even worth drinking!
by alan weinberg
January 13th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group
Replies: 31
Views: 1531

Re: Retailer Check: Benchmark Wine Group

ykwon wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:09 pm Never had problems buying from them. Easy to deal with.
same problem I’ve had!
by alan weinberg
January 13th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2197

Re: News from Williams Selyem

Faiveley will certainly respect the terroir and be a great partner.
by alan weinberg
January 12th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Collectable Fine Wine (CA)
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Retailer Check: Collectable Fine Wine (CA)

surprised it’s not “collectible” instead of “collectable.” Interesting difference. The former refers to items worth collecting, the latter to items that can be collected. I didn’t know that.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Lassalle Special Club premier cru
Replies: 4
Views: 353

TN: 2012 Lassalle Special Club premier cru

96 Cuvée Angeline made me fall in love with Lassalle. Popped a 2012 Special Club a decade early. Lovely wine full of finesse and sweet fruit. Midpalate is rich, long finish, very elegant and stately wine. Not many adjectives regarding the fruit but it’s super. All the elements bode for a longer and ...
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

No razzing from Alan, yet. I'm getting off easy! I knew you’d fall and didn’t want to pile on. You lasted longer than I did! I’m so weak. To be fair, I wasn't really trying not to, more curious to see how long it would be before something tempted me enough. 2019 Huet Haut Lieu Sec flipped the switc...
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1800
Views: 99254

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Alan--That cassoulet looks extraordinary. The duck skin is a great touch. Did the beans also form a top crust? Yes. I broke the crust a couple times and added a little chicken broth but it crusted well. Came out real god and I have enough for a week even after giving some to neighbors. Last time I ...
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hand Picked Selections Consumer Offer With 10% Discount
Replies: 26
Views: 1784

Re: Hand Picked Selections Consumer Offer With 10% Discount

can’t wait though it hurts my Jan attempt to restrain purchases!
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 11th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 10th, 2021, 8:10 am Looks like 10 days, for me. I'm out.

But still firm on Dry January.
No razzing from Alan, yet. I'm getting off easy!
I knew you’d fall and didn’t want to pile on. You lasted longer than I did! I’m so weak.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

lleichtman wrote: January 11th, 2021, 3:40 pm
alan weinberg wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 1:20 pm Buzz is already out. I’m holding steady so far though tempted twice. Confess in this thread when your holdout breaks and you succumb to your first 2021 purchase.
Already purchased two cases. [snort.gif]
I’m out with Ramonet but the Kravitz Chablis at end of month is going to get me also!
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2758

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Ian S wrote: January 11th, 2021, 6:58 am Accendo is better than Descendo, correct? [snort.gif]
but not as good as Transcendo.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2021, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2154

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

for 30 years I’ve kept mine at 50, only recently turned up a couple degrees due to actuarial reality. Wines alwaus show well. The famous Glamis castle is a great story about cold storage.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

TN: 01 Beaucastel

simply gorgeous. Feral meaty nose with dark fruits and fennel, silky soft layered texture that reminds me of Burgundy, but the taste is definitely Rhone. Long smooth finish, tannins soft and resolved. With cassoulet.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1800
Views: 99254

Re: What did you cook tonight?

cassoulet using an amalgam of recipes, aided by Jerry Hey advice.
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that’s crispy duck skin on top. In my cassole. 01 Beaucastel was the wine.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2154

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

Every increase in temp of 10 degrees Celsius doubles the rate of a chemical reaction. Wine aging is a series of chemical reactions. So 10 degrees C is 18 degrees F. So the effect of dropping 10 degrees F slows wine aging to some degree, but not hugely.

Whoops, just saw Tom’s note.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Chardonnay epiphany
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: Rhys Chardonnay epiphany

D Zurcher wrote: January 10th, 2021, 6:43 am Thanks Pat-I still have quite a few Rhys Chards dating back to about 2006 as I recall. Some have been in a good spot, some have not. I probably should be opening the pre-2010's.
mine go back to 04. Still drink real well. I’ve long touted these as outstanding. Chapeau, kh.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Ramonet Batard
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: TN: 07 Ramonet Batard

Andrew K. wrote: January 10th, 2021, 9:56 am Lovely. Waiting on that 90 LT mag note...
when I get the terminal cancer diagnosis.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Ramonet Batard
Replies: 5
Views: 327

TN: 07 Ramonet Batard

near perfect wine. Served with a seafood platter of oyster, shrimp, crab, lobster. Wonderfully expressive nose that echoed on the palate with white flowers, citrus melange, menthol/mint, vibrant and deep, endless finish. The wine just took you in and all else was forgotten. Near perfect—the only mis...
by alan weinberg
January 9th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?

Jeremy Holmes wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:07 pm I like them in a Zalto white Burg glass.
that or a Gabriel gold
by alan weinberg
January 9th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Nick Gangas wrote: January 8th, 2021, 7:22 am I'm out !
with what gem?
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2021, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Volpaia Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: TN: 2015 Volpaia Chianti Classico

don’t despair. It’s all over Wine-Searcher for less than $20, same vintage.
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

Nice! Good timing as weinberg just made me buy some 15's! I hope the 15 is as good your 14? These can be a little edgy and cut tight upon release...maybe the riper 15 vintage will work well with this vineyard? LOVE me some Ramonet mint! yeah, a real arm twister of a job. Asked you to help me resist...
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Merrill Lindquist wrote: January 7th, 2021, 6:04 pm Had 18 bottles of Champagne delivered today...but I never intended to slow down with the new year. champagne.gif
deliveries don’t count! It’s first January purchase.
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I’m out. 6 bottles of 2015 Ramonet Vergers for $98/b. Left a bunch behind and some other decent Ramonet pricing . . . oh well, February.
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

todd waldmann wrote: January 7th, 2021, 1:05 pm I made it until noon on the 1st. Bought again that afternoon.
hahah, Todd, you made me laugh.
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I’m weakening. 2018 Croix Violette Magnien. Have t pulled trigger yet.
by alan weinberg
January 6th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2725

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

party at Buzz’ place—Krugathon, but I do see those 2 Dom 08 mags also!
by alan weinberg
January 6th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4395

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

I sold 1982 Bordeaux futures. Tasted the bulk of them upon release. At the time, they were the most perfect red wines I had ever tasted. What was so amazing about the vintage was the "little" wines of the vintage. I remember a hoard of 1982 Medoc, Cotes de Bourg, and Right Bank Satellites...
by alan weinberg
January 6th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

I’d buy such bottles in a heartbeat. Love a discount since I care about what’s in the bottle, not what’s on it.
by alan weinberg
January 6th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.

after the Ancegnieres thread, I wanted a bottle. Couldn’t find one older than 2014 and that one is tight. So I popped this one. It’s way softer than expected, almost round in the mouth. Balanced and gentle, all well-integrated. Fruit is restrained. It’s a nice wine but doesn’t move my world. We will...
by alan weinberg
January 6th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2725

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

Kelly Walker wrote: January 6th, 2021, 5:59 am Kind of awkward but stable...until I pull out a bottle and then its like playing Jenga. It works better to intersperse the Krug bottles with others.

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hope you don’t live in California. One little quake and you are swimming in Krug.
by alan weinberg
January 5th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 7043

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Buzz is already out . I’m holding steady so far though tempted twice. Confess in this thread when your holdout breaks and you succumb to your first 2021 purchase. Nope...I'm back in! Turned out to be NV Delamotte instead of the advertised 2008...order cancelled! We don't count local grocery store s...
by alan weinberg
January 5th, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2725

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

I have double deep magnum bins. The neck of the bottle in back fits into the punt of the front bottle and holds it up.

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